BYLAWS, LICENSES AND POLICIES 2017-10-24T17:04:27+00:00

BYLAWS, LICENSES AND POLICIES

Below are some of the Town of Fox Creek’s most frequently requested Bylaws, Policies and Permits. If the Bylaw, Policy or Permit that you are looking for is not found below, please call the Town Administration Office at 780.622.3896 or email emily@foxcreek.ca.

A short synopsis has been provided as well as the ability to download the document in its entirety.

If you have a bylaw complaint to make to the Town, contact the Town Administration Office during office hours.

In order for Administration to record a complaint, you must be willing to give your name, address, and phone number. This information is kept confidential. Once a complaint has been made with Administration, it is passed on to the appropriate department. If your concern involved a bylaw, it is passed on to the Peace Officer.

Bylaw tickets can be paid at the Town Administration Office during regular business hours. If you have a complaint against an issued ticket, please complete a complaint form at the Town Administration Office or at the RCMP Detachment.

Achievement Recognition Policy

The Town of Fox Creek is committed to recognizing individual, team, organization and business achievements. 

The Town recognizes various types of achievements such as:

  • Provincial, national or international competition, or other similar acclaim
  • Culture or Community Services
  • Milestones, such as Wedding Anniversaries, birthdays and anniversaries or organizations and businesses within Fox Creek
  • Official oppenings of organizations and businesses in Fox Creek; and
  • Community and Town Volunteers

The Town will recognize the various achievements through a letter of Congratulations, Certificates of Recognition or an Award of Merit depending on the achievement. Please read all requirements, fill out the forms below and hand them in at the Town Administration Office to have the special event recognized!

Animal Control Bylaw

All dogs must be properly licensed on a annual basis.

The Town will not permit or license a dangerous dog within the Community.

No owner shall suffer, permit or allow for any reason, his/her dog or other domesticated animal to be at large within the Town of Fox Creek.

A Peace Officer may seize and capture any animal(s) found running at large or running loose, and may impound said animal(s) in the Town Animal Shelter.

The Town contains NO designated off-leash areas.

Bylaw 630 – 2003 Animal Control Bylaw

Building and Development Permits

The Town of Fox Creek contracts out Superior Safety Codes Inc. for Permits and Inspections within the Town. 

Contact Superior at 1.866.999.4777 or visit www.superiorsafetycodes.com for more information.

Business License Bylaw

A valid Business License is required to operate a Business within the Town of Fox Creek. The Business License Bylaw allows for licensing, control and regulation of Businesses within the Town. New applications or License renewals can be made at the Town Administration Office.

Cemetery Bylaw

The Cemetery Bylaw regulates and controls the operation of the Fox Creek Cemetery. The Town of Fox Creek is responsible for the selling of burial and cremation plots.

Bylaw 709-2011 the Cemetery Bylaw

Curfew Bylaw

The Curfew Bylaw was passed to regulate the time after which children shall not be in a public place at night without proper guardianship. The Curfew Bylaw is to assist parents and legal guardians in exercising authority over their children to keep their children safe from harm. The Town of Fox Creek Council is committed to preserving a community quality of life which emphasizes individual safety of children, and well being as well as the protection from harm of public and private property.

No child (17 years of age or under) shall be in a public place within the limits of the Town after the hour of 11:00 pm and before the hour of 6:00 am the following day without proper Adult Guardianship or a Legitimate Excuse.  Any child that is found in a public place during these hours is guilty of an offence and is liable to receive a fine of not less than $100.00 dollars. The Guardian that has allowed the child to be in a public place during these hours is also liable for a fine not less than $100.00 dollars.

Bylaw 706-2011 the Curfew Bylaw

Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan

The Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan 777-2016, is a statutory plan that provide a set of development policies for the downtown areas. It encompasses the local residents’ vision for the downtown over the next twenty-five years, including options to improve the downtown mobility, streetscape and public spaces, as well as attainable implementation strategies. This Plan is in alignment with the Town of Fox Creek’s Municipal Development Plan 775-2016.

Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan Bylaw 777-2016

Fees and Charges

To establish General Fees and Charges for Goods and Services delivered to the community in the Town of Fox Creek. This includes water rates, recreational fees and landfill fees.

Bylaw 800-2017-Fees and Charges Bylaw

Fire Bylaws

The Town of Fox Creek has a few Bylaws that govern fires within the Town limits. Please refer to the Bylaws below if you are planning to have a fire. Please remember the Town of Fox Creek requires all businesses and residents to obtain permits prior to any open burn within the Town of Fox Creek boundaries. An Open Burn Permit can be picked up from the Town Administration Office for a fee of $25.00 and a signature from the the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief will be required.

Land Use Bylaw

The Land Use Bylaw 778-2016 regulates the use and development of land, buildings and signs in pursuit of Town of Fox Creek’s statutory plans including the Town’s Municipal Development Plan 775-2016 and Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan 777-2016. The Land Use Bylaw impacts everyone in Fox Creek to varying degrees. Click on the following link to see a complete version of the Bylaw.

Bylaw 778-2016 Land Use Bylaw

Municipal Development Plan

The Municipal Development Plan 775-2016 provides a goal, objective, and policy framework for the future growth of the Town of Fox Creek. The Town is working hard at bringing the current document up-to-date with the Town’s developments in the next 20-25 years.

Municipal Development Plan 775-2016

Snow Removal Policy

The purpose of the Snow Removal Policy is to establish guidelines and priorities for the removal of snow and for the sanding of streets during the winter season.

Residential Land Sales Policy

All lots in the Town of Fox Creek shall be sold on a first come first served basis.

Contractors / Developers purchasing one lot only are subject to the same terms and conditions as set out for individual purchasers, whether purchasing the lot for a client, or for re-sale.

Lot prices include: water, sewer, gas to property line, and all frontage charges to street, sidewalk and street lights. Lot price does not include Goods and Service Tax.

Residential Land Sales Policy – 22 lot subdivision

Service Connection Repair Policy

The Service Connection Repair Policy deals with the backup of sanitary sewer into private residences and businesses. It is intended to cover only sanitary sewer backup and is not applicable to the storm water drainage system.

P043-2011 Serivce Connection Repair Policy

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw

The Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 779-2016 provides the establishment of the Subdivision and Development Board (SDAB) for the Town of Fox Creek. This bylaw is formerly included in the Town’s Land Use Bylaw 662-2007. Now it becomes a stand-alone bylaw, as a continuation of the existing practices of the SDAB. No re-election of the existing SDAB members is required.

Subdivision and Development Appeal Board Bylaw 779-2016

Recent amendments will be posted when they are available.

Taxi Bylaw

The Town of Fox Creek Taxi Bylaw 767-2016 constitutes the licensing, regulating and controlling of taxis and taxi businesses within the Town of Fox Creek.

Taxi Bylaw 767-2016

Traffic Control Bylaw

To provide for the regulation, control and management of vehicle and pedestrian traffic on streets, roads, alleys and sidewalks, and passage of dangerous goods, within the Town of Fox Creek.

Bylaw 731-2014 Traffic Control Bylaw

Water Bylaw

The Water Bylaw is pertaining to the water and sewer services within the Town of Fox Creek. The Water Bylaw Outlines:

  • Water Supply Measures
  • Water Demand Management Measures
  • Ownership of Facilities
  • Alternate Water Supply
  • Resale of Water
  • Connection to the Town’s Distribution System
  • Meters and Meter Readings
  • Fire Hydrants
  • Appropriate Use and Access of Facilities
  • Utility Accounts and Water Service
  • Service Disconnection and Reconnection

Bylaw 704-2011 The Water Bylaw
Bylaw 724-2013 Amendment to the Water Bylaw

Water Conservation Policy

The Water Conservation Policy provides residents in the Town of Fox Creek with utility accounts in good standing to receive rebates in the form of a credit on their utility account for the installation of low-flow toilets, shower heads and in-line filtration systems.

For more information see the brochure and application form below or contact the Town Administration Office at 780.622.3896.

Water Rebate and Filtration Program Brochure
Water Rebate and Filtration Program Application

Waste Management Bylaw

On August 22, 2016 Bylaw 776-2016 The Waste Management Bylaw was passed. This Bylaw brings a few new rules into effect.

  • ALL GARBAGE MUST BE IN A CAN OR RECEPTACLE – any waste that is not properly placed on the curb in a container WILL NOT BE PICKED UP.
  • A garbage can when full must weigh no more than 18 kgs or 40 lbs
  • When garbage is found on a property, regardless of who may have deposited the waste on the property, the owner or occupant of the premises shall be responsible for the proper removal and disposal of the said waste.

Bylaw 776-2016 The Waste Management Bylaw